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Snap Shots: Dan Casey

By William Strome, 01/14/21, 4:00PM PST

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Take a look at Republic FC’s newest defender over his professional career in Ireland’s topflight

Dan Casey has been a defensive rock in the top tier of Irish soccer since 2016 and for the 2021 USL Championship season, the defender will be patrolling the backline for the boys in Old Glory Red. 

The Dublin-born defender who developed his game in England with Sunderland’s youth academy, will be playing professionally for the first time in North America and will add a commanding presence to SRFC’s central defense. He also has experience playing right back as well. 

But before the 23-year-old takes the pitch at Papa Murphy’s Park for the first time this upcoming campaign, it’s time to see some action shots of SRFC’s stout new defender. 

Aerial Threat

The Indomitable Club’s newest signing is a sturdy defender who adds strength and grit to Republic FC’s backline for 2021. The 23-year-old Irish international, who has experience playing both right back and center back, is also a powerful presence in the air and has the ability to deliver a thunderous header – making him a dangerous threat during set pieces for SRFC.  

An Eye For Goal

Since 2018, the defender has netted six goals including one brace against Shamrock Rovers during Casey’s career in the top tier of Irish soccer. Three of his half dozen strikes have come in the 70thminute of the match or later. Casey is certainly a formidable force on the back line, but his goalscoring ability shouldn’t be overlooked and underestimated. 

Precision Passing

Dan Casey is an exceptional defender, a powerful presence on the pitch and when on the ball, can deliver a scintillating pass to spark an offensive push. Casey doesn’t have any career assists but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t he hasn’t been able to spring plenty of counterattacks during his time in Ireland and while developing his skills with Sunderland’s youth squads in England.  

Fantastic Field Awareness

The Irish international has previously patrolled and protected the backline for Cork City and Bohemians in Ireland’s top tier of domestic soccer and has all the qualities and skills to lead from the defense. Casey’s leadership and experience are just two of the many positive qualities he’ll be bringing to his debut campaign for the boys in Old Glory Red this coming campaign.  

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